Beloved actor Matthew Perry grew up in Canada and is linked to big names in politics
The Canadian Press
Posted October 29, 2023 2:35 pm
Updated October 29, 2023 10:32 pm
Matthew Perry’s iconic performance on “Friends” may forever link him with New York City, but the actor behind Chandler Bing described himself as half Canadian and had deep ties to some of the biggest names in Canadian politics.
The 54-year-old actor was found dead in his Los Angeles home Saturday.
Perry detailed his childhood spent growing up in Canada with his mother in his memoir, published a year before his death.
Perry lived between Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto with his Canadian mother, Suzanne Perry, who worked as press secretary for then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau and later as a national anchor for Global News.
Matthew Perry’s passing is shocking and saddening. I’ll never forget the schoolyard games we used to play, and I know people around the world are never going to forget the joy he brought them. Thanks for all the laughs, Matthew. You were loved – and you will be missed.